1:1 On the first day of the sixth month 1 of King Darius’ 2 second year, the Lord spoke this message through the prophet Haggai 3 to Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak: 4
The Response of the People
1:12 Then Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel and the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, 5 along with the whole remnant of the people, 6 obeyed 7 the Lord their God. They responded favorably to the message of the prophet Haggai, who spoke just as the Lord their God had instructed him, 8 and the people began to respect the Lord. 9 1:14 So the Lord energized and encouraged 10 Zerubbabel 11 son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, the high priest Joshua son of Jehozadak, 12 and the whole remnant of the people. 13 They came and worked on the temple of their God, the Lord who rules over all.